December 2, 2022
Continuing what seems to be a recent theme of me getting distracted and failing to do things I’d planned to do or wanted to do or should have done, I am just now starting Holidailies 2022, a day late. Sure, that can happen, but the unusual and slightly worrying thing about it happening this year was I didn’t even sign up until today, despite having done Holidailies every year I’ve had this journal, so since 2002. I wasn’t traveling. I wasn’t offline. I wasn’t dealing with some extraordinary event in my life. I wasn’t unaware of what the date was. I’d even been reminded a week or so ago that it was coming up thanks to a comment on Facebook, and thought “oh, I should sign up for this year”, but since I didn’t write that thought down on my to do list or set up a calendar reminder in my phone, it didn’t happen. It wasn’t until I was scrolling through my phone last night just before bed and saw a notification of someone else’s Holidailies post (Hi, Mary!) that I realized I’d blanked on it. Big oops. And it was after midnight even here in my time zone, so no way to get that December 1st entry in. Alas.
But I’m here now, curious to see what I’ll come up with besides the mostly-weekly photo a day posts that have made up the vast majority of my entries here this year. Some Holidailies, I’ve had a list of ideas all ready when the calendar flipped to December, but that’s not the case this time. This time I’m winging it. Maybe I’ll do the trip reports I never got around to for any of my 2022 travels—once I’d posted the daily photos, filling in the blanks between them or reflecting on the trip as a whole seemed less urgent, despite the fact I like to go back and read about past trips (just this past week, I looked up the one Mr. K and I did to Hawaii ten years ago). Maybe I’ll set some goals for the month and do check-ins like I used to here back in the day. Maybe I’ll post a lot of Happy Color pictures, since that’s what I’m spending a lot of my “free” time on these days … yes, still. We shall see.
I’m looking forward to reading what other folks come up with, too. Writing online for fun and not for profit feels a lot lonelier now than it did when I started, and it’ll be good to have some company this month.
On this date in 2021: Up In Space
2020: To Weed Out or Not to Weed Out
2018: Whithr Flickr
2017: I Kinda Remember Having Goals
2016: Pre-Trip Trip
2014: Music, Family, and a Furry Kitten
2013: Thanksgiving Recap
2012: Me, My Stuff, and I
2010 to 2007: No entries
2004 & 2005: No entries
2003: Boomer? Moi?
2002: Goal Check-In #5